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Valve launches Steam for Linux

Dela @ Feb 17, 2013 00:17

Valve has launched a version of its Steam gaming software for Ubuntu Linux users, initially offering 60 supported titles for the operating system.

Among the games Linux users can get are titles such as Counter Strike and Team Fortress 2. Valve also cut the prices of the PC and Mac versions of games available to Ubuntu users by up to 75 percent, in a sale that will continue until Thursday, February 21.

With a version of Steam being available for Ubuntu, developers might be interested in including it as a supported platform, but its launch may have more to do with Valve's games console that is in development. The console, which brings the Steam experience to TV, is expected to run some form of Linux.

Currently, Steam sells more than 2,000 games that run on Windows operating systems.

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